Our Advisory Board is made up of those in senior positions in business to join our public ambassadors for LGBT<25 and the wider LGBT+ movement. The board will shape the next steps following the survey and contribute to the continued development of fundraising plans and help us to ensure that funds are distributed to the charities and groups that will have the greatest impact on LGBT+ youth.
Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility for MTV Networks
Georgia is the Foundation's Executive Director, and is responsible for leading the entire team and driving all elements of the Foundation's operations, including content production, grant giving, fundraising and partnerships. She is also Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility for MTV Networks International, where she develops and implements social initiatives across MTV's broad range of channels.
Partner at PwC
As a Partner, Brian leads a team of Global Mobility (“One GM”) tax specialists in Birmingham, but is also equally focused on creating digital solutions for the national One GM practice. He is developing a major new proposition and is also leading the charge for enhancing PwC’s One GM technology globally.
Brian is an openly gay Partner, unafraid to stand up and advocate all LGBT+ issues, acting as a new key role model for PwC. He is particularly passionate about advocating those issues regionally and is cofounder of The Alliance Network – a professional LGBT+ network in Birmingham. In addition, Brian is also leading the charge in reaching out to the rest of PwC’s Partner and Director team to attract more leadership ambassadors, as well as then consulting with The Alliance Network membership to promote best practice in attracting more “straight allies” regionally. He is also a mentor and sounding board for many of the junior LGBT+ team members and LGBT personnel at other corporations. Brian has been with his partner Nick for 17 years and they enjoy life in the Worcestershire countryside.
Philip Bourchier O'Ferrell
CEO, Outernet Global
Philip O’Ferrall was Head of Viacom Velocity International, the International Brand Engagement and Branded Content team within Viacom based in London & New York reporting directly to VIMN’s President Robert Bakish. Philip is also the co-founder and non-executive director of Travesty Media, alongside comedian and writer Alan Carr and Beautiful Thing actor Scott Neal.
Group Agency Lead UKI, Facebook EMEA
Holly is the Group Agency Lead UKI for Facebook EMEA. Named as one of The Drum Magazine's 'Top 50 Under 30 Women in Digital' in the UK, Holly has 10+ years experience in Media/Tech (UK, US and APAC).
She previously lead Twitter's UKI Emerging Clients Sales team and Independent agency market, covering over 25 key agency partners. Now sitting as a council board member of the IAB , Holly strives to continue to make an impact on the digital landscape and the agencies she works with.
Holly writes for global publications such as Forbes and SME , and regularly speaks at national and pan EU conferences and arrangements.
Holly is Asian/Portuguese/English and an openly LGBT+ senior leader at Facebook.
Head of Inclusion at Royal Bank of Scotland
Marjorie has 25 years experience of working cross industry in people, change and organisational development roles. She is one of the awards’ long-standing supporters and a straight ally.
Following a variety of line management roles, predominantly in financial services and utilities, Marjorie spent five years running an internet services business before joining Accenture as an Executive in their Talent & Organisational Performance Practice. During her time there, Marjorie led the Change Management Practice for Accenture’s UK Financial Services client group and had responsibility for all Human Capital consulting across Capital Markets in the UK and across all industry groups in Scotland.
Marjorie re-joined RBS as a COO for HR in 2011. She now has responsibility for RBS’ culture and inclusion agendas, having led the work on identifying people and organisational impacts from industry and regulatory reform.
Specialising in organisational effectiveness and performance optimisation, Marjorie has degrees in Industrial Psychology and Business Administration from The University of Strathclyde and has qualifications in Human Resource Management and Culture from Napier University and The University of Harvard. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
Outside of work, Marjorie is married with two daughters and a baby son.
Global Capital Markets Partner, Reed Smith; Founder & Chair, InterLaw Diversity Forum
Daniel is a partner in Reed Smith’s Global Capital Markets practice. Daniel founded the Forum for US Securities Lawyers in London in 2006 to address US securities issues in the London market across law firms, banks and intermediaries. The Forum was short-listed by the British Legal Awards in 2009 for ‘Law Firm Innovation’.
Daniel is also the founder and chair of the InterLaw Diversity Forum, which seeks to promote meritocracy and inclusion for diverse groups in the legal sector. The InterLaw Diversity Forum was "Highly Commended" by the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in 2016 for 'Innovation in Human Resources". (www.interlawdiversityforum.org)
Daniel was named the "Legal Innovator of the Year" at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in 2012 for his work in capital markets and diversity and inclusion. Daniel was a member of the Equality & Diversity Committee at the Law Society of England & Wales for six years, and is a member of the Judicial Diversity Forum organised by the Judicial Appointments Commission. Daniel was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 2013.
Head of Graduate Talent at Clifford Chance
Laura Yeates is Head of Graduate Talent at the global law firm, Clifford Chance. In her most recent role she oversees the graduate recruitment and development teams, both of which have won awards for ground-breaking initiatives focused on improving access to the legal profession and tackling the stigma of mental health.
She joined Clifford Chance in 2006, having previously worked at J.P. Morgan in both the graduate recruitment team and also in a generalist HR role.
With over fourteen years graduate recruitment experience and five years HR experience, she is a Fellow of the CIPD, a Trustee of the Bridge Group, a member of the National Student Pride Steering Committee and on the Advisory Board of The Apples & Pears Foundation, a London based charity enabling inner city families to take weekend school trips with their children and volunteers. She is also a former Board Director of the Institute of Student Employers.